Vicksburg is the Key

Vicksburg is the Key (HM1YUD)

Location: Vicksburg, MS 39183 Warren County
Country: United States of America

N 32° 20.628', W 90° 51.034'

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This historic park commemorates the campaign, siege and defense of Vicksburg during the Civil War. The Union victory here in 1863 established Federal control of the Mississippi River and split the Confederacy in two. Although the war continued for nearly two more years, the battle here turned the tide that led to Union victory in the Civil War.

Vicksburg is the nailhead that holds the South's two halves together.
Jefferson Davis

Vicksburg is the key. The war can never be brought to a close until that key is in our pocket
Abraham Lincoln

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Top left: Jefferson Davis, President of the Confederate States of America
Top right: Abraham Lincoln, President of the United States of America

Main photo: Union vessels steam past the defenses of Vicksburg on the night of April 16, 1863.


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HM NumberHM1YUD
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Placed ByVicksburg National Military Park
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Date Added Friday, June 9th, 2017 at 1:01pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)15S E 702284 N 3580574
Decimal Degrees32.34380000, -90.85056667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 32° 20.628', W 90° 51.034'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds32° 20' 37.68" N, 90° 51' 2.04" W
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Area Code(s)601
Closest Postal AddressAt or near Union Ave, Vicksburg MS 39183, US
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